About

Portrait Photos and Event Photography

To me, integrity is paramount. That means fair pricing; I’ll surprise you with how affordable great photos can be, and I won’t offer you some “package” full of extra items you don’t need.

It also means quality – you’ll like your images, or we’ll agree on a refund. Working around your schedule is also my priority. I will arrive on time for events, and schedule photo shoots at your convenience.

Call me now at (480) 744-6171 or email me to book your event or special photo shoot.

I serve the Phoenix, Arizona area including Gilbert, Chandler, Mesa, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley, Apache Juntion, San Tan Valley, the entire East Valley, and Phoenix with portrait photography – family portraits, holiday/Christmas, baby, sports, senior pictures, wedding, and other moments.

Straightforward pricing

Every event or family portrait session comes with digital images that are yours to print or share as you see fit – no unnecessary packages or overpriced prints.

I’m not in the business of selling ridiculously marked up prints like most other photographers – my only concern is to capture high-quality, natural images and then sharing them with you so that you are the one in control when it comes to ordering prints, canvas, calendars, or other products for whatever purposes you choose.

My straightforward pricing includes:

  • The photo session itself
  • Digital images at no extra cost
  • Retouching
Type Price
Family photos (family, baby, senior, etc)
30-min. mini session, includes one location*, up to 4 people, and at least five images**   $49 BOOK
 1-hr. photo session, includes one location*, up to 8 people, and at least ten images** $149 BOOK
2-hr. photo session, includes two locations*, up to 20 people, and at least twenty images** $199 BOOK
Event photos (prom, quinceaneras, weddings, etc)
Up to 4 hours – includes portraits, event, party, ceremony, etc $399 BOOK
Up to 6 hours – includes portraits, event, party, ceremony, etc $599 BOOK
Up to 8 hours – includes portraits, event, party, ceremony, etc $799 BOOK
Corporate photos (school or company events)
Contact for pricing

*Locations farther than 25 miles from Gilbert, AZ ZIP 85234 may incur a small additional transportation fee; for locations requiring an entry fee (i.e. the Zoo, Botanical Garden, Tonto fee areas), the total cost of that location’s fee will be added to your final cost.
**The price you see includes time spent after the session or event in post-production retouching, cropping, resizing, optimizing, and delivering/uploading your photos. If a situation occurs where I am unable to deliver the minimum number of photos, a pro-rated refund will be provided. The posted numbers of images are minimum guarantees; I will deliver additional images at my discretion, depending on the quality of the images available and the time involved to process them.

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Where to get prints

If you need a recommendation for high-quality prints at a reasonable cost, I’ve always had great results with a company called Mpix – you order online, and the prints are mailed to you. The prices are slightly higher than your typical CVS/Walmart/Costco print, but the results are worth it – the paper and printing are great quality, but without the price tag of a professional/commercial photo printer. Click here to check them out, and be sure to look on their site for coupon codes.

If you are looking for professional-grade prints, I can arrange for that – let me know during the booking process or in the time leading up to the event or photo session.

Landscape and Nature Photography

I enjoy capturing wildlife and landscapes, be sure to look at my photo blog and browse canvas prints in my Etsy shop!

And, follow on Instagram @joshsmithazphoto – I post fun landscape and other photos along with portrait photos there.

Design & writing services

Invitations: I can design your wedding or event invite! Mention when booking your event photography, or Call me or email.

Web design: I can build your small business website! Call me or email me to inquire about this service.

Copywriting: See examples of my writing in my blog, Hearworthy, or on my Medium account.

Call me or email me to inquire about these services.

Josh

I’ve lived in Arizona since 2015, but my love for photography started when I was just a kid. I remember looking at my grandfather’s old Canon SLR when he’d come to Texas from Ohio to visit the family, and being intrigued by it.

It didn’t take long for me to get my first camera – one of those disposable ones that you’d take to K-Mart so that the film could be developed when it was finally used up.

Each camera since taught me many things, and my knowledge has expanded vastly over the years. But with the help of a very generous friend and former coworker, my current equipment of choice is a Sony A7Rii – arguably one of the best cameras of its kind and delivering very high-quality shots.

That camera and a growing number of lenses and lighting equipment have me ready for just about any photo event, whether it’s a family portrait session that will build memories for years ahead, or a life-changing event such as a wedding.

I love Jesus and my wife. I enjoy the outdoors, hiking, driving, coffee, donuts, and sweet tea (you know, the unhealthy stuff). I also like to build stuff – websites, event invites, and things like that.

Maggie

Maggie is an equally important part of our team. While I focus on lighting, settings, filters, lenses, and composition, she takes your photos a step up by making sure your smile, hair, and clothes are all perfect.

She provides me with the “voice of the customer” when it comes to things like photo retouching, pricing, and other critical pieces. Her valuable people experience and informed opinion help your experience to go as easily as it should.

Maggie has lived in Arizona for almost all her life. She is faithful to God, hard-working, and reasonable. She also enjoys the outdoors and hiking, but she tends to gravitate toward healthier foods (so she balances us out, right?).